Tag Archives: Fulton County

Fulton to pay $180,000 fine for election law violations

Fulton County settles long-standing allegations of election violations by agreeing to pay a $180,000 fine to the State Election Board . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , election laws , Fulton County , state election board

State Election Board wins its war with Fulton County – but won’t accept victory

Fulton County has agreed to pay a huge fine to the state for mismanaging the 2008 and 2012 elections — the State Election Board and Secretary of State Brian Kemp won’t accept it . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , election law violations , Fulton County , legal settlement , state election board

Political Notes – Fulton County elections case drags on

Don’t expect a resolution soon in the case of Fulton County elections officials; Bubba McDonald plans to run for another term on the PSC . . .

Tags: Bubba McDonald , Craig Dowdy , Fulton County , Nathan Deal , PSC , state election board

Deal being pulled in two directions on Fulton County bills

Gov. Nathan Deal has some difficult decisions to make on bills that would dismantle or restructure much of Fulton County’s governing authority . . .

Tags: Fulton County , home rule , John Eaves , Nathan Deal , property taxes

Fulton bond rating is downgraded, political ‘discord’ cited

The political squabbling between the Legislature’s Republican leadership and the Fulton County Commission results in a downgrade of the county’s bond rating . . .

Tags: bond rating , Ed Lindsey , Fitch , Fulton County , government spending , political discord , property taxes

Lindsey rams through Fulton tax bill – with votes from two Democrats

After days of in-fighting, the House finally passes a Fulton County homestead exemption bill . . .

Tags: Ed Lindsey , Fulton County , homestead exemption , local legislation , Stacey Abrams

Political Notes – Dems will get one more chance to pass Republicans’ bill

Ed Lindsey warns House Democrats: Pass my tax bills or I’ll kill your local legislation . . .

Tags: 2016 presidential race , Brian Thomas , Ed Lindsey , Fulton County , homestead exemption , Stacey Abrams , Tift County

Republicans resume push to re-create Milton County

House Republicans from the North Fulton area introduce new legislation to try to bring back Milton County . . .

Tags: Fulton County , House Republicans , Jan Jones , Milton County

Political Notes – Kemp calls special Election Board meeting to punish Fulton County

Brian Kemp calls special election board meeting to review Fulton County voting activities . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , Falcons stadium , Fulton County , mortgage settlement payments , state election board , World Congress Center

Deal: New cities didn’t violate voting rights act

State attorneys representing Gov. Nathan Deal challenge a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the charters of several new cities in Fulton and DeKalb counties . . .

Tags: city charters , DeKalb County , Fulton County , Joseph Lowery , Legislative Black Caucus , Nathan Deal , new municipalities , U.S. District Court , Voting Rights Act